Seek Legal Advice from an Adoption Attorney Adoption of a child or stepchild is a process where a family law attorney files a petition and requests a court to establish legal parentage. If you’re looking to adopt, understanding your state’s adoption laws is essential. Make sure you choose the adoption process that’s right for you […]

From Foster Child to Adopted Child: How Does It Work?

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There are many troubling reasons why children must enter the foster care system, and although some children are able to return to improved conditions with their families, many children are placed with foster parents. More than half of these children will be placed at least three times, but this count can reach alarming levels. Many […]

Basics for Entering the World of Homeschooling

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Homeschooling for children age 5 to 17 has been around since the 70s, but it is an option that more and more parents are considering in the wake of school shootings, growing concerns about the quality of public education, and the generally aggressive nature of popular culture and its pervasiveness in the public and even […]

Types of Adoption

Different Types of Legal Adoption There are several different types of adoption to consider when adopting an underage minor. The following list briefly describes the most commonly used methods so you can begin to understand which form will be best for you and your family. Adoption through an Agency This is a form of adoption […]

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Pennsylvania Adoption Law Now Allows Adoptees Rights to Their Birth Certificates

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Until now, adoptees over 18 couldn’t apply for their birth records because their adoption records were sealed. Folks that have not been adopted have always had this ability, but sadly, it was not so easy for those that were released by their birth parents. For 33 years, adoptees have been required to petition the courts […]

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Pet Lovers: Beware of Online Dog and Cat Adoption Scams!

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Adopting a pet is a special event shared between humans and their animal friends. However, you must be aware of the dangers of being scammed. When a person sends money for a pet across the internet, if it was an adoption scam, they may have little to no legal options for recourse, as the scammer […]